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Judge: GOP elections case won't be resolved before meeting

Apr. 10, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge has said it was unlikely that a court case over Arizona Republican Party elections in January would be resolved before a proposed special meeting in April where a redo election could take place. The lawsuit was temporarily delayed by top...

Loud debates, fun banter: Mideast finds outlet in Clubhouse

Apr. 09, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — They are boisterous, argumentative and at times downright hilarious. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Arab world are turning to Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio chat app, to mock and vent against longtime rulers, debate sensitive issues from...

Anti-government activist Bundy arrested at Idaho Statehouse

Apr. 08, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested twice in two hours Thursday on suspicion of trespassing at the Idaho Statehouse. Police said he returned to the Capitol building shortly after bailing out of jail on the first arrest. It wasn’t...

Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

Apr. 08, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz's is working toward a plea deal with federal prosecutors investigating a sex trafficking operation, potentially escalating the legal and political jeopardy facing the Florida congressman. The revelation that a...

Hong Kong activists plead guilty to joining democracy rally

Apr. 07, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Three veteran Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including well-known publisher Jimmy Lai, pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in an unauthorized rally in 2019 that led to violence between police and participants. The charges carry prison terms of up to five years. ...

'Grim reaper' Berlin artist protests Brazil's virus stance

Apr. 07, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Brazilian activist dressed as the grim reaper is taking to the streets of Berlin every night in a one-man protest against what he calls the “deadly health policies” pursued by his homeland's president in the pandemic. Multimedia artist Rafael...

EXPLAINER: Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and some options

Apr. 07, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

The U.S. State Department says it's talking with allies about China's human rights record and how to handle next year's Beijing Winter Olympics. A department spokesman on Tuesday suggested that an Olympic boycott to protest China’s rights abuses was among the...

Restaurant owners clash with police in Rome lockdown protest

Apr. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian restaurant owners and others angry at having their businesses shut for weeks due to a virus lockdown clashed with police Tuesday during a protest outside Parliament in Rome, while in the south, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major highway. One...

Faith leaders call for elimination of Senate filibuster

Apr. 05, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

A coalition of faith leaders and activists on Monday demanded the elimination of the Senate filibuster, wading into a crucial debate in Washington with a 50-50 Senate and President Joe Biden eyeing ambitious legislation on expanding voting rights, stemming gun violence and other proposals...

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

Apr. 03, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights. ...